The Map Room is part of the Society's neo-classical extension, which was commissioned in 1930. Its proportions mirror those of the original Lowther Lodge, built in the 1870s.
Decorated with portraits of explorers and a 17th century Chinese map of the world, it leads on to the garden terrace.
The Map Room is let with the Ondaatje Theatre, and can be used for catering for up to 120 people.
For conferences with higher numbers, catering also takes place in the Hall and the Education Centre.
The Map Room can be used as a reception room for up to 150 guests and is also suitable for dancing.
The Society’s Council announced today that Professor Joe Smith will take over as Director on 1 May 2018.
20 February 2018
Levison talks about his latest expeditions, his early travels and his motivation. In considering the age old question of why people explore, he explains what draws him to the wilderness.
12 February 2018
Each year more than 300,000 people are reported as missing in the UK. Hester considers where missing people go, their experiences, and the complexities of what happens after they return.
30 October 2017
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